Butterfly Creek, Auckland Central

3.9
#6 of 34 in Wildlife in Auckland Central
Colorful butterflies and saltwater crocodiles come together at Butterfly Creek, a popular tourist attraction located just minutes from Auckland's international airport. This sanctuary contains a huge butterfly house, home to over 700 free-flying butterflies and exotic birds. A huge draw for families with kids, this site includes a playground area and offers train rides around a dinosaur-themed exhibit. After you see prehistoric creatures come to life, head to the interactive farmyard, where you can hold and pet cuddly creatures including rabbits, guinea pigs, alpacas, sheep, and pigs. End your visit at the crocodile enclosure, housing two saltwater crocs originally from Australia. With our online itinerary creator, Auckland Central attractions like Butterfly Creek can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Normally in a theme park type thing the food is passable and generally made up of bulk processed stuff. Butterfly creeks cafe was way beyond the norm. The entire cabinet is full of freshly made food t...  more »
  • My Granddaughter has her 5th birthday party here, the facilities are awesome, the food was great and the children all had a fabulous time. My only gripe really is on our train ride there wasn’t enough...  more »
  • Such a large variety of things and very friendly staff! I love how you can interact with the barn animals and that they tell us information about dinosaurs  more »
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  • Great place to take the kids, although watch out for extra charges - the train is separate and there are different levels of what you can see priced accordingly. Great conference room that our office used recently, with fantastic food at morning tea and lunch. The only complaint from me is the skinny little ladies loos - don't change your mind or you'll have to back out!!!
  • Really cool for a day with kids. I thought it was worth the money as we were there for a good 3 hours. It can be pricey tho. We didn't eat lunch there and it was about $90 for 2 adults and a 3year old with a icecream each. The entry/ exit is a bit odd and could be made better tho. Good idea having the shop where the exit is. My son thought he was going to be getting smoothing to take home and had a massive tantrum when he was told that wasn't happening!
  • wonderful time here today, everything is set out well for a day trip. the cafe staff and chef were very accommodating to letying us know the Dairy Free options and happily double checked packets for us. I recommend the Per peri lamb wrap it's great. over all a great way to spend a lazy Sunday :) constructive feedback: it would be absolutely awesome if you could purchase tiny amounts of seed and a walnut for the macaw and birds in buttermilk farm (the parrot place in Keri Keri do this and it is awesome!!!) other than that the goats are super loving!
  • What a delightful experience on ANZAC day for a getaway with kids. Amazing Park with lot of things to do around. Family pass for 4 for NZD 75 is worth paying. Checkout the videos and click of the day. Cheers 😎👉
  • Well maintained place with a good variety of things to do and see. Animals look well cared for. And the price is reasonable for what you get. Suitable for all ages for a nice day out.
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